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Caring Friends Like You Helped Protect the People of Egbe, Nigeria

Egbe Hospital, a SIM-affiliated facility in Egbe, Nigeria, serves a 100-mile radius of villages and small towns. Populated by approximately 200,000 tradespeople, cattle herders, and small business owners, the area relies heavily on the hospital’s staff of 120 for medical care.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Egbe Hospital faced a daunting task: protecting patients and staff from the virus, while fighting against a lack of education and facts. And Nigeria has the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases.

Life-Saving Supplies and Education Help Fight the Virus

Egbe Hospital’s immediate priority was to protect staff and patients from the virus by providing personal protective equipment along with cleaning and medical supplies. The hospital also provided handwashing stations at multiple locations. Thanks to partners like you, funds were available to provide these critically needed items!

Then, hospital staff implemented strict preventive measures and supplied local church and community leaders with educational materials like leaflets and billboards.

Gifts from people like you continue to empower Egbe Hospital to save lives, and the staff continue to upgrade their response to the virus.

Maintaining the “Unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” —Ephesians 4:3

Given its rural location, Egbe Hospital has faced the challenges of long distances from suppliers, poor road conditions, and difficult government restrictions. SIM medical workers and their colleagues could have easily felt forgotten.

But thanks to the fast action of caring SIM partners in the United States, the personnel at Egbe Hospital knew they were loved and cared for.

Today, hospital staff regularly pray for “God’s mercy to shorten this pandemic period all over the world,” as one worker recently shared. Thank you for supporting these workers who continually place others before themselves.

Steadfast partners like you remind these workers — and the communities they serve — that they are not alone, that God sees them.

“He will not leave you or forsake you.”
—Deuteronomy 31:6b
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